LCCA Events and News


LCCA Community Meeting Is This Wednesday at Studio Theatre. On Wednesday, October 12, we will celebrate our annual joint meeting with LCCA’s long-time community partner, the Studio Theatre. Join us from 7 to 9 p.m. for a festive evening consisting of a (short) business meeting, a tour of the theater, and a wine and cheese reception. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th Street, NW (at P Street).

Date Change: Annual LCCA Potluck/Awards/Elections Dinner Is Now Thursday, November 17. Plan to join us at the Washington Plaza Hotel from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 17. LCCA provides turkey and ham, and everyone brings a dish to pass. It’s old-fashioned 20th-century fun for Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, Boomers, and Seniors! Make your favorite dish—mac and cheese, meatloaf, green bean casserole, Waldorf salad, rolls from Giant (just ideas) and join us for annual elections, awards, and great food!

Signature Event! The 33rd Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour is Sunday, December 4. If you haven’t been, you are in for a treat! About ten fabulous houses in the neighborhood are open to the public for four hours (1 to 5 p.m.) on the first Sunday in December. Relish the architecture, interior design, and art during an afternoon of sights as well as live music and a Wassail Reception (read: free refreshments!) at Studio Theatre. Watch for ticket announcements.

LCCA Needs Your Support for the 33rd Annual Holiday House Tour. The Holiday House Tour is Logan Circle Community Association’s signature annual event and our only fundraiser. Please show your support today by becoming a patron or benefactor. Your generous donation will help us continue our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the Logan Circle neighborhood for residents, businesses, and visitors.

We’re often asked what we do with membership dues and donations. Here are a few examples of what they cover:

-Support to local non-profits;

-Community development grants, such as our major tree box initiative

-Administrative fees, such as accounting, Web services, and insurance;

-Costs of holding membership meetings and special events;

-And while we’re largely electronic in our communications, we do have printing and duplicating expenses.

We’re proud that LCCA is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and are grateful for the thousands of hours logged by our volunteers every year. We make every effort to keep costs to a minimum, and we are deeply grateful for your support.

Please print and complete the Patron and Benefactor Registration Form today. We need to hear from you by COB Wednesday, November 9 in order to recognize you in the House Tour Program.

Thank you!

Community Announcements

Speaker Series: Christianity and Politics. Christ Reformed Church here in Logan Circle is hosting a speaker series over the next two weeks on the topic of Christianity & Politics. We would like to invite our neighbors to come out and join us for food, drink, and good conversation. We have no political agenda—our goal is merely to drive thoughtful conversation on this timely topic that will help people draw helpful distinctions between faith and politics.


Michael Gerson, Darryl Hart, Terry Eastland (roundtable)

Michael Horton

Brian Lee

David VanDrunen

David Coffin

Dates: October 9-23

Time: Sunday mornings (11 a.m.) and Thursday nights (7 p.m.)

Where: 1405 15th Street NW (near corner of 15th and P NW)

Park: Colonial lot at 1616 P St. NW, free with validation

Info:, phone: Brian at 202-656-1611

Our venue, located right around the corner from Whole Foods, is the historic church home of President Theodore Roosevelt, which we now share with Grace Church.

Update: Pepco O Street Substation Upgrade. Pepco is nearing the portion of the O Street Substation project where you as neighbors will see additional activity. As described in previous meetings, we have been working inside of the Substation, breaking down the existing equipment in preparation for its removal.

To remove this equipment, it is necessary to close O Street NW between 11th and 12th Streets, NW to all traffic and also close the sidewalk on the south side of O Street for the safety of pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Traffic will be impacted only as long as necessary to safely load and remove the equipment from the premises. The timing of the first closure will be dependent on permitting and weather, but is estimated to occur between Oct 12 and 14. Roads will be closed while the equipment is loaded onto the commercial transport vehicle. Once loaded, the vehicle has to be inspected by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) prior to being moved. We expect this entire process to take an estimated 24 to 48 hours, depending upon how long the permitting process takes with DDOT. We do plan to take advantage of any opportunity possible to reopen O Street at various times during this move.

A few days later, we will close the road long enough to bring in the new equipment and remove it from the transport vehicle. The timing of the second closure is estimated to commence sometime between October 19 and 24, pending weather conditions and permitting. We expect this process to last an estimated 24 to 48 hours as well, then roads will be re-opened to traffic.

Appropriate traffic control measures will be implemented to ensure that residents are aware of the duration of traffic impacts.

Once the equipment is safely in the substation, we will resume our work inside the building.

For further information, contact Chris Taylor, Pepco Public Affairs Manager, DC Region, at or 202-872-3357.

Waiting for “Superman” Screening and Panel Discussion is October 22. Concluding the second season of the U Street Movie Series, the U Street Neighborhood Association’s Education Committee will host a free screening of Waiting for “Superman” followed by a panel discussion on education policy on Saturday, October 22, from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Waiting for “Superman” is a 2010 documentary film by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott that analyzes the failures of American public education by following several students though the educational system, hoping to be selected in a lottery for acceptance in charter schools. The film will be shown at Shaw at Garnet-Patterson Jr. High School at 2001 10th Street, NW. Admission is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required to attend, as seating is limited. Please register at

The panel consists of a variety of local education leaders, including Jackie Gran (Moderator), Chief Policy & Partnerships Officer at New Leaders for New Schools; Jason Kamras, DCPS Chief of Human Capital, featured in the film; neighborhood resident Evelyn Boyd Simmons, ANC 2F Education Committee Chair and parent of Garrison and Oyster elementary students; Reuben Jacobson, Senior Associate for Research/Strategy for Coalition for Community Schools; Patrick Mara, Ward 1 DC State Board of Education Representative; Robinette Breedlove, Principal, Meridian Public Charter School; Kerry Sylvia, Teacher, Cardozo High School; and Ann McLeod, Garrison Elementary PTA President and parent .

Donation proceeds from this screening of Waiting for “Superman” and panel discussion will support the HandsOn Greater DC Cares 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January, and will directly benefit our neighborhood schools. For more than six years, HandsOn Greater DC Cares has used this day as a vehicle to recognize Dr. King’s leadership, legacy, and life through acts of service focusing on school- and education-based non-profit organizations and engaging youth in service.




Nominations for Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees Are Due November 18. Mark your calendar now to nominate an exemplary DC government employee for the 2012 Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards! As you consider individuals who merit recognition, keep in mind the following criteria:

-Solved an extraordinary problem or goal

-Brought positive recognition to the city

-Consistently achieved excellence in overall performance

-Implemented an innovative idea

-Demonstrated inspirational leadership

The nomination period will close on Friday, November 18, 2011.

For additional information about the awards, including videos highlighting previous winners and an online nominations form, visit You can also call 202-994-5390 or email

Help us celebrate the individuals that exemplify the best in public service!

Join us on the Web at Logan

We look forward to seeing you at all LCCA-sponsored events! Questions? Contact Tim Christensen at 202-641-6934 or




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